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California State University, East Bay
Geology B.S.

Geology is the study of the earth and of life and the natural processes occurring on the earth through time. Students learn about the causes of earth processes such as earthquakes, volcanoes, the formation of mountains, the effect of erosion and deposition, and the formation of rocks and minerals and their uses. Coursework combined with observations on field trips provide Cal State East Bay students with an understanding of natural processes and the human impact on the environment.

The undergraduate degree programs consist of required courses plus electives designed to meet the needs of students with objectives including employment at the Bachelor`s degree level, preparation for a secondary school teaching credential, and graduate study in Geology. The B.S. program in Geology is the primary professional degree program in Geology offered by the department, and serves as preparation for employment in the field, usually in a technical capacity. The B.A. program offers the student a greater degree of flexibility and may be more appropriate for those who do not necessarily plan to become professional geologists or pursue graduate study. (Note: Transfer from the B.A. to the B.S. program or vice versa can be accomplished.) Students wishing to do independent geological work professionally should plan on graduate study; see the Geology M.S. program in the graduate section of this catalog.

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